November 24, 2017

Davin Promoted at Compass Systems

Davin

Taylor Davin has been appointed director of business development and proposals at Compass Systems Inc.

Compass Sponsors Displaced Vet Housing at Greenwell

Compass Systems Inc. joins Greenwell Foundation to build non-traditional displaced vet housing at Greenwell State Park. compass-sys-inc.com/

Transportation & FAA want All Drones Registered

drone owners

All drones, even those operated by hobbyists, could be required to register with the Dept. of Transportation and/or Federal Aviation Authority, perhaps as soon as November.

Russian & US Aircraft Too Close Over Syria

Russian & US aircraft

Moscow agrees to continue talks about continuing close encounters between their aircraft and US manned and unmanned aircraft.

Drones in Restricted Airspace Face $1.9M Fine

drones in restricted airspace

FAA proposes $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc., a small Chicago-based aerial-photography firm for 65 flights of drones in restricted airspace.

Drone Boon @ Wallops Island

Wallops Island

NASA predicts drone traffic could increase 10-fold at Wallops Island.

DoD Faces Possible Year-long Emergency Spending Measure

DoD

DoD may have to operate under a year-long emergency spending measure that will leave it short on funds.

Russian Role in Middle East Expanding Rapidly

Israel is concerned Russian weapons in Syria will reach Hezbollah.

DHS Testing Employee Phishing Smarts

Homeland Security employees are getting extra scrutiny to see if they are able to spot and reject phishing attempts.

Navy Pilots Face Second Low Promotion Year

navy officers

For a second year, Navy promotes fewer than 60% of in-zone aviation lieutenants, forcing an abrupt end of career for some officers.